Photographs featuring the Chilean flag have saturated the news in recent months, sparking plenty of jokes at the expense of Texans who may or may not have wondered why the people of Chile were waving their flag. Turns out that crack isn’t too far off target because government officials in the Lone Star State mixed up the two similar-looking flags on absentee voter ballots for several years.
A Texan student studying in Japan contacted officials in Atascosa County after noticing the ballot featured the Chile flag instead of the Texas flag. According to a county spokesman, the ballot had been in use for years without anyone noticing the mistake.
Full story at Washington Post.
Oodles of odd news.